When the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its eBenefits web portal they did so with a goal of registering 1.65 million veterans and service members by 2012. The quarterly report released in July has revealed that not only has this goal already been met, but exceeded, with 1.67 million users already accessing their benefit information online.
The online eBenefits system helps veterans and service members review their benefit information for many of the services and compensation programs available through the VA. Pension funds, disability benefits, and health care programs can all be viewed through the portal’s single sign-on premier account. The sign-on simplifies the online access process by integrating with other online information, such as the VA’s myHealtheVet where health care benefits are managed.
As the VA continues to expand their online tools many veterans are choosing to manage their benefits on their own. If you already receive veterans’ disability benefits, this can be a great tool to make sure you are receiving the latest information on your status. However, for veterans who have yet to apply for veterans’ disability benefits, you will need to seek alternative help before the online access will be of use to you.
An experienced veterans’ disability attorney can be much more helpful than online systems, especially when it comes to making sure you file a full and complete veterans’ disability benefits claim. The online process cannot catch the many mistakes a veteran can make in their application that could delay or unfairly deny a valid disability claim, but an attorney can.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-888-234-5758.